Parenting Health News

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10/10/2006
As Parents Nix Vaccine, Childhood Whooping Cough Increases

Incidence highest in states with loosest exemption policies, study finds

10/5/2006
Exercise Alone Won't Prevent Childhood Obesity

British study suggests diet and other changes are needed, too

10/5/2006
Behavior Therapy Eases Kids' Sleep Woes

New review of the data shows these interventions work

10/4/2006
ADHD Raises Kids' Health Costs Even Before Diagnosis

Study also finds race-based differences in ADHD spending

10/3/2006
Health Tip: Deafness in Children

Here are some common causes

10/2/2006
Smoke Alarms With Mother's Voice Wake Kids Faster

Traditional tonal alerts less effective at rousing children from deep sleep, study finds

10/2/2006
TV Hurts Kids' School Performance: Study

Other research suggests TV food ads boost kids' obesity risk

9/29/2006
No Need for Shame With Head Lice

But simple steps can protect your child -- and you

9/28/2006
Married Parents Show Better Mental Health

Study found higher rates of depression, violence among unmarried couples

9/28/2006
Inner-City Montessori School Creates Model Citizens

Children perform well academically and are socially responsible, study contends

9/28/2006
Low Birth Weight Ups Risk of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

But the connection between the two remains unclear, experts say

9/26/2006
Health Tip: Symptoms of Lead Poisoning

Call your doctor if your child has these signs

9/26/2006
Health Tip: Soothing a Cough

Suggestions to stop the hacking

9/25/2006
Health Tip: Calm the Itch of Chicken Pox

Home remedies can keep your child comfortable

9/22/2006
Health Tip: Can Physical Therapy Help Your Child?

It can help improve many conditions

9/20/2006
Health Tip: Planning Meals for Your Children

Keep them on a regular schedule

9/18/2006
Health Tip: Spotting Speech Disorders

Here are potential warning signs

9/15/2006
Kids Don't Benefit From Calcium Supplementation

Studies show it doesn't help them avoid adult fractures

9/14/2006
More Kids of All Races Getting Their Shots

Three-fourths of U.S. children have received 6 key vaccines, CDC says

9/13/2006
Progress Slow in Fight Against Childhood Obesity

Report calls for concerted push, from U.S. government to individual families

9/13/2006
Health Tip: Bathing Your Baby

Suggestions to keep her safe

9/12/2006
Wait-and-See Approach Works for Children's Ear Infections

Even those seen at the ER don't necessarily need antibiotics, study finds

9/12/2006
Health Tip: If Your Child Has a Fever

Know when to call the doctor

9/8/2006
Driver's-License Limits Reduce Teen Crashes

Study of California law reveals 23 percent drop in accidents with 16-year-olds

9/8/2006
Lack of Health Insurance Threatens Hispanic Kids

It can keep them from regular care, study finds

9/7/2006
Teenage Alcoholism Can Have Lifelong Effects

Young drinkers less likely to seek treatment, more likely to relapse, study finds

9/7/2006
Child Health Insurance Programs Pay Off

They improve poorer kids' lives in many ways, study finds

9/6/2006
Health Tip: When to Keep Your Child Home

Prevent the spread of illness at day care

9/5/2006
Programs Help Teens Avoid 'Crystal Meth'

Results come after just a few sessions, researchers say

9/5/2006
Baby Fat Predicts Obesity in Pre-Teens

Overweight youngsters usually become overweight adolescents, study finds

9/4/2006
Health Tip: Keep Your Child Safe on the Bus

Here's how to prevent accidents

9/1/2006
Tots Have Trouble Anticipating Future Needs

They base decisions on how they're feeling now, study finds

8/30/2006
Health Tip: Your Child's Pacifier

It shouldn't be used once permanent teeth emerge

8/29/2006
Health Tip: Backpack Safety

Here's how to prevent injury

8/28/2006
8/27/2006
Vaccine Breakthroughs

New inoculations protect against diseases ranging from whooping cough to cervical cancer

8/27/2006
School Backpacks Shouldn't Be a Pain

Here are tips on keeping the strain off kids' backs

8/25/2006
Bad Habits May Run in the Family

Kids of smokers, drinkers especially prone to these behaviors, study finds

8/24/2006
Fatherhood May Alter the Brain

Monkey study showed neurological changes linked to learning

8/24/2006
8/22/2006
Inherited Metabolic Disorder More Common Than Thought

But it's not clear whether newborns need routine screening for SCADD

8/22/2006
High-Cal, Low-Fiber Diets Driving Kids to Obesity

One expert blames this regimen for epidemic of overweight

8/22/2006
Good Parenting Can Cut Kids' Sunburn Risk

When attentive moms and dads teach safer behaviors, kids have better time outdoors

8/22/2006
Health Tip: After Tonsillectomy

Help your child recover

8/21/2006
Health Tip: Piercing Your Child's Ears

Take these precautions to avoid complications

8/20/2006
Back-to-School Means Adjusting Kids' 'Sleep Clocks'

Tips on keeping youngsters well-rested as fall term begins

8/18/2006
Many U.S. Kids Not Getting Timely Vaccinations

Delay leaves children open to many preventable diseases, experts say

8/16/2006
Watching Cartoons Eases Children's Pain

Kids' TV helps distract youngsters from minor medical procedures, study shows

8/11/2006
'Loner' Kids May Face Adult Heart Woes

Early social isolation can take long-term toll on health, study finds

8/10/2006
Pregnant Teens Have Unrealistic Views of Motherhood

Many think it will bring them closer to their boyfriends, survey finds